What does Lu mean?
Lu \lu\ as a girls' name. Lu's roots are Old German, Latin and Old English, and the meaning of Lu is "famous warrior; light; famous warrior; other, foreign". Lu is a form of Lou: short form of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English, Old German).
Lu has 29 related variations via Lou, Louise, Lucy, Luella: Lluisa, Lois▼, Loise, Lola, Louisa▼, Louiza, Loulou, Luce, Luci, Lucia, Lucida, Lucie▼, Lucile▼, Lucina, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Luelle, Luisa▼, Luise, Lujza, Lula▼, Lulita, Lulu▼, Lusita, Luz▼ and Luzija.
Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1424 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Louisa (#973), Luisa, Luella, Lulu, Luz, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.6773%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1666%, down 75.4%), with forms such as Luz, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile becoming somewhat dated. Lucia (#230), Lucy (#62) and Lola (#236) are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Lola, Lucia and Lucy going through a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)